- Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy can have extremely low white blood cell counts—a condition called neutropenia [PDF-173KB]—which puts them at risk for infection.
- Each year in the United States, 60,000 cancer patients are hospitalized for a serious infection―and 1 in 14 of these patients dies.
- CDC’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program offers tools and resources for healthcare providers, patients, and caregivers to help reduce the risk of life-threatening infections.
S. 127: The Wrong Prescription at a High Price – CAPD
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